Purple People show a huge hit with Darkan

Purple People Fun: Nearly 100 people came to Zap Circus's, Purple People Show on May 4 at the Darkan Town Hall, presented by Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit. The husband and wife team of Tarrabelle and Rusty (pictured with Emily and Dylan Lloyd - photo supplied) performed some thrilling acrobatics and stunts, with the finale involving a ring of fire! Locally presented by the Shire of West Arthur and the West Arthur CRC, it was a great night, with another highlight being the Lions Club of West Arthur's fresh donuts!

Works and Projects: Maintenance graders will be in the south west and south central areas of the Shire. Works planned for this fortnight include repairing a pavement failure, pruning and improving drainage on Bowelling Duranillin Road and pruning on various roads. Darkan Town Oval change room reservations and landscaping at the rear of the Health and Resource Centre are underway.

Review of Corporate Plan and Budget Prep: The Shire of West Arthur has started the review of its Corporate Plan and the development of the budget for the coming financial year. Proposals for the budget from community groups and individuals are welcome. Contact Nicole Wasmann at the Shire on 9736 2000 or email shire@westarthur.wa.gov.au.

Blackwood Biosecurity: Free Options for Rabbit Control workshop on May 25 at the Boyup Brook FC from 10am-2.30pm (lunch included). Senior rabbit researcher Dr. Susan Campbell will talk about their biology and give an overview of where the K5 virus failed and what scientists are working on now. Bookings essential to 0475 774 558 or email blackwoodbiosecurity.org.au.

2019 Anzac Day: Many thanks to Graeme Peirce for conducting both the Dawn Service at Lake Towerrinning and the main service at the Darkan War Memorial; the Darkan Primary School students and teachers who took part in the service; Kym Gibbs and the Shire for organising the seating and the morning teas; and the West Arthur CRC for printing the programs. Thanks also to everyone who took part in the 2019 Anzac Day commemoration. $310 was raised for Legacy on the day. The Darkan RSL members hope to see everyone again next year.

Doctor Away: There will be no doctor in Darkan from May 14 until Dr Erasmus returns for his clinic on June 4.

Women's Health Clinic - May 17: At the West ArthurHealth Medical Centre. Call the CRC on 9736 2000 to book a free cervical screen, breast check or women's health advice.